For the first time since 1998, the Eurovision Song Contest is returning to the United Kingdom.
This year’s competition, which will take place in Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena, is being staged in the UK after Ukraine, last year’s victor, was unable to host because of its ongoing conflict with Russia.
However, the host lineup for Eurovision 2023 will still include Julia Sanina, the lead singer of the Ukrainian rock band The Hardkiss, together with Graham Norton, Hannah Waddingham, and Alesha Dixon.
There are 37 nations competing from throughout Europe and Australia, but only 26 will perform in the final: the Big Five (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK), Ukraine, and the top 10 winners from each semi-final.
When does the UK final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 begin?
The Eurovision 2023 Final will be shown live in the UK on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Saturday, May 13, starting at 8 p.m. BST.
Together with former Great British Bake Off host Mel Giedroyc, Norton will split UK commentary responsibilities and host portions of the programme.
Where will the Eurovision 2023 Final be broadcast?
On Saturday, May 13, the final will be streamed in the US starting at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT via Peacock. You must purchase a Peacock Premium subscription, which starts at $4.99 per month, in order to access the stream.
Johnny Weir, an Olympic figure skater, will be back to commentate for the US.